micro:bit device

How does the light-sensing feature on the micro:bit work?
The micro:bit does not have a special light sensor device fitted. However, it can use the LEDs of the matrix display to estimate the amount of ambient ligh...
Wed, 10 Jul, 2019 at 12:23 PM
Testing your micro:bit
If you want to make sure your micro:bit is working properly, do the following:  Download this .hex file which runs a loop displaying a smiley face. ...
Tue, 13 Nov, 2018 at 9:42 AM
What are the USB VID/PID numbers for micro:bit
Any USB device will identify itself on connection to the host computer. It does this by three numbers, the VID, the PID and the SERNO. VID is a Vendor ...
Fri, 8 Jun, 2018 at 2:59 PM
What type of USB lead do I need for the micro:bit
The micro:bit has a USB type-B micro connector.  You can use the USBinterface to load code onto the micro:bit, and to power it. The USB lead that ...
Mon, 12 Nov, 2018 at 1:46 PM
Where can I find the schematics for the micro:bit
We have released a complete reference design, along with schematics and design models that helps you build something derived from the BBC micro:bit. There i...
Thu, 12 Apr, 2018 at 3:18 PM
Clearing out the previous program on multiple micro:bits
There is an automation mode feature built in to the micro:bit's interface chip which can be used to quickly erase the device. This could be used for ex...
Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 at 8:24 AM
Where can I get the schematics for the micro:bit
QUESTION Where are the schematics for the micro:bit? What components are used on the micro:bit? ANSWER The schematics are released by the BBC, they a...
Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 at 8:50 PM
Using servos and sound at the same time
It is not possible to reliably use the sound playback (music or pitch) and servos at the same time. This is because the PWM generation on the micro:bit uses...
Wed, 6 Mar, 2019 at 9:14 AM
Will my micro:bit always be compatible with other peripherals?
Question Will my micro:bit always be compatible with other peripherals? Will the edge connector change in future? Answer It is important for us to en...
Tue, 12 Sep, 2017 at 10:22 AM
How to find the name of your micro:bit
Each micro:bit has a unique five-character name assigned to it that you might see when you are using Scratch or connecting via Bluetooth. The names are hard...
Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 at 10:13 AM